Do you think Obamacare is good for America? Or do you prefer to the Affordable Care Act?
Yes, you caught it. They're the same thing.
But not everyone makes that connection. When many Americans cannot name their own Vice President's name it is not surprising to hear a 2013 Gallup poll found 45% of Americans approved of the "Affordable Care Act," whereas only 38% approved of "Obamacare."
So what's in a name?
"The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," or Affordable Care Act for short, is the name that the President himself generally uses for the law. Others prefer the (admittedly catchier) term "Obamacare."
Opponants of the act used this title pejoratively early on in the 2012 campaign in an effort to tie Obama's election fate to the controversial health care initiate. Obama later started to embrace the term himself.
Online news source The Wire credited the first recorded usage of the term to none other than Mitt Romney. He used the word in May of 2007, along with the similar phrase "Hillary-Care." However it originated, the title "Obamacare" seems here to stay.
What do you think the history books will say about this policy? And what will they call it?